Vepica Offshore Experience

Mar 21, 2019 12:50:13 PM / by Vepica Corporate


Offshore construction encompasses a broad spectrum of facilities.  This type of construction offers a variety of benefits such as improved efficiency, both in the construction process and transportation; location, by installing the platform closer to the client's area of interest; cooling equipment, quick and easy access to seawater facilitates this process and optimizes the platform’s functionality; job offers and minor environmental impact.Vepica, with over 47 years of engineering experience, has developed the following projects for the offshore market:


Corocoro Phase 1

Offshore facilities for handling 70 MBPD of crude oil, 32 MMSCFD of gas for reinjection, 5 MMSCFD for gas lift, 90 MBPD of water for reinjection, in a highly, environmentally sensitive area.

EPMS: Basic and Detailed Engineering of the bridge and marine pipelines.

  • Procurement support. Load-out and transportation analysis
  • Technical support for some areas of the project

WHP:    Basic and Detailed Engineering for the production platform

  • Procurement support
  • Load-out and transportation analysis
  • Technical support for some areas of the project


GACE Project - Güajira Peninsula

Engineering services for offshore and onshore gas production facilities:

  • Basic design (BD) for the revamp of Chuchupa A and B production platforms to handle the total production with the addition of new gas wells and subsea gas pipelines
  • Conceptual design of subsea pipelines between both platforms
  • Basic Design of Ballena gathering station, including a new dehydration unit
  • Class III cost estimate for the revamping of the lines and facilities
  • Conceptual study of different options for the compression of gas volumes between 300 and 1,200 psig. Definition of the compression system through the evaluation of different types of engines and locations (close to the coast or on-shore) with a class II cost estimate
  • Utilities evaluation for each of the on-shore facilities for future requirements
  • Environmental, Health and Safety studies required to obtain the environmental permits for the project


Water Injection Facilities/SIMCO

BOOT contract for water treatment and injection @3000 psig in oil wells distributed over Maracaibo Lake. It includes: 15 existing water injection platforms, two existing onshore water treatment plants and 5 new water treatment and Injection platforms, telecommunication system, SCADA system for monitoring all facilities and 260 oil wells.

Vepica was in charge of the engineering, procurement services and construction assistance for the new platforms (30,000 – 50,000 BPD each), the SCADA and the telecommunication systems and for the modifications and improvement of the existing facilities.


Jose Marine Terminal Expansion (TAEJ)

EPC for Jose Marine Terminal Expansion. It includes the construction of a new pier for ships ranging from 65,000 to 150,000 DWT, interconnection with the existing pier, pipelines, loading arms platform, new control building and loading – unloading facilities.

 The new facilities have three loading arms, telescopic stairs, firefighting system, control room, O&M areas, all the facilities for ship docking and pipelines.

 The platform is connected to the shore through a 36” pipeline for crude oil and a 20” pipeline for recirculation, with 7 km underwater and 1 km onshore.


Gas extension LIFT/GLEA

Basic Engineering for the modification of an existing platform to install the facilities required for a new gas injection manifold (M-UD-4-A) for three fully equipped wells. The project includes the expansion of the deck area through the design of a steel structure to be installed in cantilever.

 The scope also includes the basic engineering for a 6”, 12.5 kms long sub-lake line to connect the compression platform to the new manifold

 MH: 306


EF-LL-77 Flow station

Basic and detail engineering for the control philosophy modification of the EF-LL-77 flow station.

Project’s Phase I includes the design of new test and production headers, a new separator for handling all the facility´s production and the arrangement of the associated piping. Phase II covers the design and installation of a new compressor, a filtering system and the associated piping.



Pedernales oil field (20,000 BPD, two offshore platforms, FPSO and barge loading facilities) operations & maintenance.

 Included site and field commissioning and start-up manuals, operations manuals, spare parts review and maintenance planning, personnel recruitment, evaluation, selection and training.

 Field O&M during the field transition period from BP to Perenco, which finished in March 2000.


West Urdaneta

Engineering, operation and maintenance personnel for the main production  Platform 2002 Shut Down planning and control, Shell West Urdaneta (MMP), Southern Maracaibo Lake. Among others, the main activities included:

  • Plant shut down activity program review
  • Project’s WBS final version review and preparation
  • Project's plan activity codification
  • Equipment and material procurement review
  • Engineering review
  • Resources assignment to the pre Shut Down and Shut Down
  • Activities, resources control and report preparation


Offshore Gas Platform Revamp Chuchupa “A”

Project included the installation of production separator, sand trap, emergency shut down valve, instrumentation and utilities for an offshore gas platform.


Steam Injection Barges

Basic and detailed engineering for four Steam generation and Injection Plants mounted on barges, using water from the Maracaibo Lake.            

  • Barges basic and detailed design.


West Urdaneta Gas Sweetening

Detailed engineering of five platforms with a total of 24 modular plants 400 TM each, including: manifolds, oil / gas / water separators, water treatment systems, stabilization plant, gas desulfurization and utilities (flare, compressed air, etc)

  • This facility was designed for 36,000 BBPD of crude and 31.2 MMSCFD of natural gas.


To find out more about our projects and the services we offer, contact:



Topics: Engineering, Construction, OffShore, Vepica, Benefits, Experience

Written by Vepica Corporate

Subscribe to Email Updates

Lists by Topic

see all